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Mercury Essay Examples

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An Analysis of the Planet Mercury
Mercury Report The magnificent planet Mercury is the planet I have chosen to research. I this report I have explained all there is to know about Mercury and its aura. The Romans gave Mercury its name after the fleet-footed messenger of the gods because it seemed to move quicker than any other planet. It is the closest p...
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A Research on the Element, Mercury
Mercury is the only common metal that is a free-flowing liquid at room temperature. It is slightly volatile in room temperature and becomes solid when subjected to a pressure of 7640 atmospheres. The metal dissolves in nitric or concentrated sulfuric acid. The chief ore is cinnabar; Spain and Italy produce about 50% of t...
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The Downside of Adding Mercury on Products
LA Gear and other shoe companies have been using mercury to make the switch active in their shoe that light up when a person walks. The shoes should return to the company after the user is done with the to be recycled. Since LA never advertises this, people just thrown them away like any other pair of old shoes. Eventually...
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A Report on the Planet Mercury
Mercury Report The magnificent planet Mercury is the planet I have chosen to research. I this report I have explained all there is to know about Mercury and its aura. The Romans gave Mercury its name after the fleet-footed messenger of the gods because it seemed to move quicker than any other planet. It is the closest pla...
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A Chemical Analysis of the Substance Mercury and a Short History
Mercury’s symbol is Hg, its atomic number is 80, its atomic mass is 200.59, its in group 12 and in period 6, and it also has two valence electrons. Its standard state is liquid at 298ºK and it is the heaviest known elemental liquid. It has a silvery white color. It is named after the planet "Mercury" the origin of...
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The Effect of Mercury on the Environment and People
LA Gear and other shoe companies have been using mercury to make the switch active in their shoe that light up when a person walks. The shoes should return to the company after the user is done with the to be recycled. Since LA never advertises this, people just thrown them away like any other pair of old shoes. Eventually...
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A Description of Mercury as a Silvery, Liquid Metal At Room Temperature
Introduction Mercury is a silvery, liquid metal at room temperature. It is sometimes referred to as one of the "heavy metals." Like water, mercury can evaporate and become airborne. Because it is an element, mercury does not break down into less toxic substances. Once mercury escapes to the envir...
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An Essay on the Element, Mercury
What Is Mercury?
As anyone who's ever broken a thermometer can attest, mercury is a fascinating substance. It also has an interesting history.
Named after the fleet-footed Roman messenger of the gods, mercury has been used for more than 2,000 years. Mercury ore cinnabar has even been found smeared on Neolithic skulls. Its f...
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Surface Conditions of Mercury, the Planet Closest to the Sun
MercuryIn Roman mythology Mercury is messenger of the gods, and son of the god Jupiter. Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. Its distance from the sun is approximately 58 million km (about 36 million miles); its diameter is 4875 km (3030 miles); its volume and mass are about : that of the earth; and its density is appr...
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An Analysis of the Mercury Liquid Metal
Mercury Mercury s symbol is Hg, its atomic number is 80, its atomic mass is 200.59, its in group 12 and in period 6, and it also has two valence electrons. Its standard state is liquid at 298|K and it is the heaviest known elemental liquid. It has a silvery white color. It is named after the planet "Mercury" the...
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An Analysis of the Surface of the Planet Mercury in Astronomy
Mercury Mercury is the eighth largest planet in our solar system, equaling roughly one-third of Earth s size. It is also the planet closest to the sun, and is often visible with binoculars, or even the naked eye. It s difficult to see in the twilight sky. One of Mercury s most distinguishable features is its rugged surface...
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An In-depth Analysis of Mercury, Chemical Atomic Number 80
Mercury's atomic number is 80. It's mass is 201. Its density at 20 degrees Celsius is 13.456 g/cm cubed. It's silvery-white and flows very easily. It conducts electricity fairly well, but is a poor conductor of heat. It was known to Chinese and Hindus before 2000 BC and was found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1500 BC. It...
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The Background Information of the Planet Mercury
As you may already know Mercury is the first planet . Which makes it the closest to the sun. It is 57,900,000km ( 36,000,000mi.) Because Mercury is so close to the sun it has extreme temperature differences. Mercury’s surface temperatures range from -180*C to 450*C (-290*F to 840*F). Temperatures that hot can melt iro...
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The Importance and Uses of the Element Mercury
Mercury Mercury is a metallic element that is a liquid at room temperature, it is one of the transition elements. Mercury's atomic number is 80. It is superconductive when cooled to within a few degrees of absolute zero. Mercury was once known as liquid silver or quicksilver which was studied by the alchemists. Mercur...
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Characteristics of Mercury
Mercury Atomic Number: 80 Latin: hydrargyrum “liquid silver” Atomic Symbol: Hg Atomic Weight: 200.59 Mercury is the only common metal that is a free-flowing liquid at room temperature. It is slightly volatile in room temperature and becomes solid when subjected to a pressure of 7640 atmospheres. The metal dissolves in...
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An Overview of Planet Mercury and Its Geology
Mercury Mercury is the second smallest planet in the solar system and is closest and innermost planet to the sun. Did you know that the sun warms Mercury? It is 36 million miles from the sun and takes 88 days to circle it, and Mercury takes 59 Earth days to spin once on its axis. But Mercury does not have any gases. Mercur...
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A History and Importance of Thermometers
To measure temperature, we use thermometers. We do this by using materials that change in some way whenever they are heated or cooled. The length of the liquid column is longer or shorter depending on the temperature. Modern day thermometers use temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Thermometers used today can be as easy as...
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The Impact of the Government Shutdown on NASA
October 1, 2013 marked a date in history, not only for NASA, but for the
whole United States government. It was the day the government shutdown.
This was the day that tons of businesses and organizations shutdown,
NASA being one of the many. The NASA shutdown didn't affect all of their
missions that they were undergoing, bu...
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Factors That Influence People's Job Opportunities as Presented in the Book Mercury Reader
In the book named “Mercury Reader”, there are three articles writing about the work experience and the importance of job. In the article entitled “Workers”. Richard Rodriguez narrates his story of having a summer job as a construction worker among some Mexicans. It is Rodriguez’s first time working as a manual laborer which...
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An Analysis of the Dangers of the Problem of Mercury in the Florida Everglades
There is a large problem threatening the Florida Everglades increasingly everyday. Its called mercury. This deadly chemical has entered the food chain in an organic form called Methymercury. The Everglades provides plenty of warmth, sunlight, and certain bacteria which combine to form the perfect ingredients for the reac...
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An Analysis of the Series in the San Jose Mercury News By Reporter Gary Webb
An August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua's Sandinista government during the 1980s. Webb's series, "The Dark Alliance," has been the subje...
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An Analysis of the Planets of the Solar System in Astronomy Research
All about the Planets
Mercury:
Distance to the Sun- 57,900,000 km
Revolution- 88 days
Diameter- 4,878 km Rate of rotation- 59 days
Moons- 0
Unique Features- It has a range of cliffs 100's of Kilometers long. Was once volcanic. It has changed little since it's formation.
Venus:
Distance to the Sun- 108,200,000 km
Revolution...
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A Look at the Drug Scandal Exposed in Gary Webb's 199 Series in the San Jose Mercury News
Drug Scandal
An August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb
linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla
force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua's Sandinista
government during the 1980s. Webb's series, "The Dark Alliance," has
b...
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The Dangerous Levels of Mercury in the Florida Everglades
There is a large problem threatening the Florida Everglades increasingly everyday. It's
called mercury. This deadly chemical has entered the food chain in an organic form called
Methymercury. The Everglades provides plenty of warmth, sunlight, and certain bacteria
which combine to form the perfect ingredients for the reacti...
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The Effects of Mercury in the Environment and People
LA Gear and other shoe companies have been using mercury to make the switch active in their shoe that light up when a person walks. The shoes should return to the company after the user is done with the to be recycled. Since LA never advertises this, people just thrown them away like any other pair of old shoes. Eventually...
382 words
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